The theory of natural selection has been applied to human culture in many different realms. For instance, there is a general belief in the United States that “survival of the fittest” determines which people are rich and which people are poor. How are the forces that produce differences in wealth among individuals like natural selection? How are they different? Make sure you explain your answer, and make sure you support your thoughts and opinions with references and citations
Some scientific studies suggest that humans and chimps share as much as 98.7% of their DNA. Scientists have determined that humans and chimps are more similar to each other genetically than organisms in the same species. Since they are so similar, do you think it would be useful to use chimps as stand-ins for humans during scientific research? Or, since they are so similar, do we have a moral obligation not to use them in research? Make sure you explain your answer, and make sure you support your thoughts and opinions with references and citations.